An exquisite old Vicarage enjoying the most idyllic setting with a trout lake all set within c 1.9 acres of formal gardens and grounds.
The Old Vicarage is a fine property steeped in significant local history. Built in circa 1500, the house is believed to have historic connections to the Cistercian monks of nearby Hailes Abbey. The Old Vicarage is a quintessential Cotswold home, characterful and beautiful in style, it has an utterly timeless feel. Although the house has undeniable grandeur, it is very much a workable and manageable family home. It is as impressive internally as it is externally, with excellent accommodation that flows with ease over the three floors. The appeal internally is the intricate period detail, as you would expect of a property of its era, multi paned windows, beamed ceilings, ornate fireplaces and window seats in addition to the most glorious views enjoyed from each room within the house.
Entrance is via a spacious hallway with the original Quarry tile floor. The kitchen has a good range of handmade units, an Aga and an area for a dining table. There is a separate utility and a boot room, ideal for storage and giving access to outside. The drawing room is charming, with a pretty window seat to take in the views and a Clearview log burner as a focal point. The dining room/further sitting room is of equally good proportions lined with fitted book shelves and with double doors leading to an outside terrace, this room is particularly bright. A cloakroom completes the accommodation on this floor.
A staircase rises to two double bedrooms on the first-floor level. The master bedroom with en suite shower room enjoys the most idyllic views over the gardens and lake beyond. The guest bedroom enjoys an equally beautiful vista. There is dressing room/study set to the other side of the landing in addition to a further dressing room/single bedroom and a separate bathroom.
The staircase continues to the second floor and to two spacious landings leading to three further double bedrooms and a bathroom.
The Old Vicarage occupies the most idyllic position within the picturesque hamlet of Stanley Pontlarge, a cluster of just five houses and a Norman church. The position is such that there is a real sense of seclusion yet only a short drive or walk to the villages of Gretton and Gotherington, both of which offer a public house, village hall, and primary school in addition to a well-stocked village shop within Gotherington. The thriving Saxon town of Winchcombe is only two miles and offers a self-sufficient way of living day to day and a strong community feel with life centering around the reputable restaurants, an excellent secondary school, church, village shops, post office, local surgery and pharmacy in addition to a handful of delis and coffee shops. Whilst this flourishing parish provides excellent amenities, the spa town of Cheltenham is a mere six miles away and within easy access. Cheltenham is a cosmopolitan town offering a wealth of cultural activity, playing host to several highly acclaimed festivals including Music, Literature and Jazz. It is home to world renowned schools, Cheltenham College, The Cheltenham Ladies College and Dean Close as well as exceptional grammar schools. Stanley Pontlarge enjoys a distinctive rural lifestyle yet accessibly close to large towns and with excellent communication links to the larger centres of Birmingham and Bristol via the M5 (J9) and to Wales via the M50. There are mainline railway stations at Ashchurch and Pershore with a direct line to London from Evesham, Kingham and Cheltenham.
The splendor of The Old Vicarage is apparent from first sight. Its private and unique position evokes such charm, enclosed by the most glorious grounds and with direct access onto a private trout lake. A hive of activity for wildlife, this serene setting provides a base for idyllic views enjoyed from both the house and gardens. Accessed via a long driveway that leads to the beautifully stocked gardens and directly to the house. There are many facets to the grounds, with wild flower beds and a variety of fruit and nut trees. The patio terrace accessed from the main reception rooms anchors the house to the formal gardens. Below the garden is access to the trout lake.
Of worthy note Planning Permission has been granted to construct a two-storey, two bay garage, with garden store, offering space for a home office or ancillary accommodation on the first floor.
Mains Electricity, private water and drainage. Oil fired central heating
Tewkesbury Borough Council
115 Promenade, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
Call: +44 (0) 1242 222292